The CW has announced that an adaptation of “The Lost Boys” will soon make its way to the network, helmed by “Veronica Mars” and “iZombie” creator Rob Thomas. “The Lost Boys,” a vampire horror-comedy film directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland, was released in 1987 and is largely considered a cult classic.
The show is currently slated for seven seasons, and will be presented as an anthology. Each season will cover a story spanning one decade, with the first being set in San Francisco in 1967, according to a report from Deadline. Faces will change over the course of the seven seasons, but only among the show’s less durable humans. The vampires, The Lost Boys, will remain the show’s one constant.
The original “The Lost Boys” was an unapologetically ’80s horror sendoff to the close of a decade that blended the cultural opulence and horror movie obsession for which the decade is so known. Just ask the muscly, oil-smeared glitter pop band leader with his saxophone and rainbow tights.
“The Lost Boys” reboot news comes at a perfect time for CW vampire fans, as the network’s current undead-centric flagship, “The Vampire Diaries,” is nearing its eighth and final season.
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